Carl Kress

Also known as C. Kress, C.Kress, Carl Cress, Kress

Discography of Carl Kress:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? 20 Audio 2003 Audiophile (2)
2 Pioneers Of Jazz Guitar 1927-1939 24 Audio 1997 Retrieval
3 Something Tender 12 Audio 1963 United Artists Jazz
4 Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? 12 Audio 1981 Audiophile (2)
5 Two Guitars And A Horn 12 Audio 1983
6 Guitar Stylist 8 Audio 1953 Capitol Records
7 Guitar Stylist Part 2 4 Audio Capitol Records
8 Guitars, Anyone? Why Not Start At The Top? 12 Audio 1977 Carney Records
9 Watusi For Luci 2 Audio 1965 Carney Records
10 Guitar Stylist Part 1 4 Audio Capitol Records
11 Two Guitars Volume 1 13 Audio 1983 Stash Records
12 Ten Duets For Two Guitars 20 Audio Music Minus One
13 Heat Wave / Chicken A-La-Swing 2 Audio Brunswick
14 Town Hall Concert 13 Audio 1963 United Artists Records
15 The Guitar Genius Of Dick McDonough & Carl Kress In The Thirties 15 Audio 1976 Jazz Archives

American jazz guitarist and banjoist player.

Born : October 20, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey.

Died : June 10, 1965 in Reno, Nevada.

Carl Kress started his career as banjo and guitar-player, recording with the best white jazzmen of the 20's, among them [a=Bix Beiderbecke]. In the 30's, Kress became a central figure in the conception and perfecting of the jazz guitar duo.

He was first heard in the company of [a=Eddie Lang] in 1932 ([i]Feeling My Way[/i]), then with [a=Dick McDonough] ([i]Chicken a la Swing[/i]) and [a=Tony Mottola] ([i]Jazz in G[/i]).

In 1961 he reformed a duo with [a=George Barnes] after working for a long time in studios, far from jazz, in radio and television. He was also the co-owner of the renowned Onyx Club, where many famous jazz musicians played.

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